College Fellows and Staff

Mr Maxted

Mr Colin R Maxted

Head Porter

First Aider

College Tel: +44 1223 7 60971

Dept. Tel: +44 1223 3 38800




After spending nearly twenty-five years working as a senior manager for the Union International Group,responsible for training and development of business,I came to the University of Cambridge. I have raised three daughters so I know well the ways of young people and like to feel I bring these skills to Sidney Sussex College life.I love my time in the College. My hobbies include reading history,wines of the Rhone valley, fine woodwork and cooking good food for friends.

I encourage a friendly, approachable staff in the Porters' lodge so that all students ( and parents!) feel they can speak to the porters if there is a problem, be it small or large.

I make an excellent cup of tea and I'm a good listener when there is a problem.


I am responsible for the Porters' team, fire safety for the College properties, fire awareness training delivery to staff and students,College security and access systems.

I am part of the management team supporting the Fellows, staff and the student community.